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Post-election reflection on what the hung parliament will mean for the devolution agenda, registration now open for our next City Horizons event with Professor Diane Coyle, a conversation with Tony Travers in City Talks and Carl Weisbrod speaks on New York's housing affordability crisis.

Cities are doing it for themselves

Andrew Carter reflects on the election results

With gridlock in Westminster a distinct possibility for the next five years, now is the time for local leaders, and in particular the new metro mayors, to step up and spur the next wave of innovation and enterprise that will drive the UK’s economy in the post Brexit world.

New York
Carl Weisbrod on New York city planning

We hosted a roundtable with Chairman of the New York City Planning Commission, Carl Weisbrod. Listen to Weisbrod talk about his fantastic career spanning the redevelopment of Times Square and leading the post-9/11 recovery. He focuses particularly on his contribution to resolving the city's housing crisis.
City Talks: Post-Election special with Tony Travers 
This month, Andrew reflects on the general election with Professor Tony Travers, LSE. They consider what a hung parliament will mean for the new mayors, the changing loyalties of the electorate, and whether we will start to see a cross-party approach to Brexit.
City Horizons event with Professor Diane Coyle
Professor Coyle, author of Sex, Drugs and Economics and The Economics of Enough, will speak on the role of cities as part of a modern industrial strategy, what that means for the UK’s global standing and its impact on nationwide economic growth.

Data Pick
Which city has the worst air pollution?

When it comes to air quality, unsurprisingly several of London's urban areas are the worst affected. But they are also best placed to deliver policy that reduces pollution and saves lives. Find out how clean the air is in your city using our data tool.
The Swinging Cities
Anthony Breach looks at the election's swing cities and finds a distinct urban split.
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Sorting and the City
Simon Jeffrey looks at what happens to the political landscape when professional liberals move to big cities.
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General Election Issue 10: Apprenticeships
Elena Magrini looks at the north south divide in apprenticeship take-up and quality.
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